Is it possible to make the decision of arresting a person that is not judged by the police. For example by someone trained in law, like a lawyer.

It is not uncommon to get some form of police corruption or the ranks may close up on you. I know of at least two cases where the police will not arrest individuals that they know are involved in crime:

  1. In Project Sanctuary, the mole idenified many judges, police cheifs, etc... involved in child grooming

see: https://brightfuturesne.co.uk/programmes/project-sanctuary/

  1. I know someone protesting for justice against police.

Can the question be based on UK law.

This is not so much so a question on normal citizens arrest where for example you catch a shoplifter then wait for the police to arrest them, but rather you catch the person having all necessary evidence then try them in court by-passing the police altogether.

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    Your edit has changed the thread's topic from citizen's arrest to whether one can bring a private prosecution which makes the answer and comments look incorrect. You may wish to consider asking a new question (especially as this one is closed).
    – Rock Ape
    Apr 30 at 14:10

Depends on where you are, and on the situation.

Many countries allow citizens to detain a suspect, this is called a citizen's arrest even if it may not technically be an arrest. Usually the citizens are required to deliver the suspect to the real police, and they may be limited to situations where they witnessed a suspected crime. If there is time to go through proper channels, citizens are supposed to go through proper channels.

  • I know the UK also has some pretty strong "Shop Keeper's Privilege" Laws on the books, which is a subset of citizen's arrest that protects shop keepers in allowing them to detain possible shop lifters until police can search the suspect.
    – hszmv
    Apr 26 at 11:53
  • I have edited the question somewhat as it is miss-understood. The doublicate question that the StackExchanger has proposed does not seem to ansewer my question, though iIhave read only the top ansewer. Apr 30 at 13:58

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